[License-discuss] OSI as guarantor for "or later" *GPL clauses

Patrice-Emmanuel Schmitz pe.schmitz at googlemail.com
Wed Sep 8 14:27:48 UTC 2021

Yes the idea is interesting.
So you avoid giving a "blank check" to the FSF by giving another to OSI...
I assume that both organisations are safe :-)
For its EUPL compatibility, the European Commission avoided references to
external entities by specifying:
" later versions of the licence as long as they provide the rights granted
in Article 2 of this Licence and protect the covered Source Code from
exclusive appropriation."
An alternative way...

Le jeu. 2 sept. 2021 à 18:23, Enrico Zini <enrico at enricozini.org> a écrit :

> Hello,
> I would like to be able to license my code with one of the *GPL family
> licenses, and to add OSI as an extra entity that can guarantee for what
> "or later" might mean in the future.
> I'd like something similar to what KDE Foundation is doing:
> https://community.kde.org/Policies/Licensing_Policy#LicenseRef-KDE-Accepted-GPL
> sounding kind of like "any later version that is OSI approved".
> I'd like to know if OSI thinks it would make sense, and if so, to
> possibly suggest a wording I could use for it.
> Enrico
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